Wyatt Physician Shows Reluctance To Prescribe Chantix To Patient Suffering From Mood Disorders
Date: 5th March 2008
When two patients suffering from smoking addiction approached a general physician operating in Wyatt, he exhibited unwillingness to prescribe Chantix to one of them. Further sources point out that the recent findings by the FDA(Food and Drugs Administration) with regard to depression and suicidal behavior triggered off by the anti-smoking medicine Chantix has been instrumental in instigating the doctor not to recommend Chantix for the patient who has been suffering from depression related mood problems.
Throwing light on the incident, the physician Dr. Jason Marker expressed that even though mood disorders generally don't restrict the smoking addicted people from using the quit smoking drug Chantix, it is essential for the doctor to prescribe medicines for the patients only after getting hold of details such as complete medical history including risk factors for depression. However, health experts also agree that doctors should adopt caution in dealing with smoking addicted patients if they are suffering from depression related mental illness.